This discipline is currently NOT accepting new students for the primary or the co-discipline. Questions should be directed to the graduate advisor of the department, Dr. Rebecca Best, at (816) 235-2691 or BestRH@umkc.edu.
Suggested Compatible Co-disciplines
Core Program Requirements
In general, students must take whatever specific courses are deemed necessary by their committees.
The amount of work required for the Ph.D. depends on the student's level of preparation. A student entering the Ph.D. program without an M.A. in political science may expect to do significantly more work than that required of a student with such a degree in hand.
Students with Political Science as their co-discipline must take at least 12 hours in political science as designated by their committees, but must include POL-SCI 5501 Seminar in American Government, POL-SCI 5530 Seminar in International Relations, and POL-SCI 5513 Seminar in Comparative Politics.
Requirements for Comprehensive Examinations
These examinations are given twice a year. Further information is available from the department.